We transform the lives of families in need

With your help, our award-winning programs have been reducing homelessness and enabling self-sufficiency among working-class families, senior citizens and residents with disabilities.



83% of households we help are families with children


We provide stable housing and other services for more than 1,000 working-class families each year


11% of Virginia families live in poverty


Domestic Violence Victims Faced with an Impossible Choice

Street Sense — Tenickia Polk knew she had to get out of her abusive relationship but struggled with the housing reality. “I didn’t really realize that I had become homeless with this decision and I wasn’t familiar with the housing options,” said Polk, another domestic violence survivor. “A shelter sounded pretty scary to me, So what I ended up doing was staying with friends for a very long time, moving from place to place.”

Transforming Lives at the GSH Gala

Mount Vernon Voice — Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services held its Transforming Lives Gala at the Westin Alexandria Saturday evening. President and CEO David Levine noted that 2015 saw another year of their success for their housing residents moving from homelessness to permanent housing stability. “They saw their lives transformed for the better,” he said. “They realized a fresh start on a new future of prosperity. And it all started with a roof over their heads.” The Mount Vernon Voice was proud to be a media sponsor of the Good Shepherd Housing gala.


  • Aug 29Dine In to Support GSH at Chipotle
    Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services. Come in to the Chipotle at 6770 Richmond Highway in Alexandria […]
  • Sep 152016 Giving Breakfast
    Join us at the Embassy Suites Springfield for inspirational stories and enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast.

See what some of the families are saying about how GSH was able to help them…

  • “Thank you so much for helping my family to not have our electricity cut off while we are trying to muddle through these tough times. It is hard to ask for help when you’re used to be self sufficient!”


“We are very grateful for your program. Life has turned for the better for us. After nine months, my husband is now employed again.”


“With the help of GSH, I have been able to improve my life with self-sufficiency, which has placed me in a better position to purchase my first home! GSH is a great program for someone who is in need of a new beginning in their lives and is working towards making some positive changes.”


“We are incredibly grateful to you for your help in helping us prevent our water from being shut off in late summer. God bless.”

- LS